So many Native Plant Sales!
One that is commonly seen in spring and adds so much to the woodland ecosystem is Salmonberry. Here is one in bloom. In early summer look for bright "salmon colored" berries. Pick one that's on the red side and it will be a little sweet.
|Salmonberry at St Edwards State Park|
ph credit-Janet Way
Spring Native Plant Sale
by the of the (CPS/WNPS) is – 4 pm, at the, .
Our sale will have over 150 species including ground covers, perennials, shrubs and trees that are ideal for our ecology. Botanical and gardening books will be for sale and WNPS experts will be available to answer questions. Help sustain biodiversity by using native planats in your garden.
The Salal chapter of the WNPS is also having a sale that day in Olympia.
|Deer Fern (blechnum_spicant)|
ph credit- WNPS
For an excellent listing of Washington Native Plant Species check the WNPS website -
And next weekend, as anyone in Shoreline area knows is the big Kruckeberg Botanical Garden Mothers Day Plant Sale!
|Dr Arthur Kruckeberg|
, 20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, is having their annual Mother's Day Plant Sale and Open House
(Thursday is a special members sale day.)
The sale is a 24-year tradition that combines three wonderful things: Great plants to purchase in the MsK Rare and , a beautiful spring landscape in the Garden, and fun educational activities for your family.
The Nursery's largest selection of the year is available during the sale and the staff has set aside special, limited quantity plants to bring out. With hundreds of species in stock, including 270 Northwest native species, you are sure to find something great. As always, all proceeds support the Garden.
Dr Kruckeberg just celebrated his 91st Birthday!
|MS K Nursery at Kruckeberg|
Native Plant Appreciation Week is ; check out our website, http://wnps.org/npaw/events.html#King , for family friendly and free lecture programs, walks, field trips, hikes and a garden tour. There are activities all around the state offered by local WNPS Chapters. Also offered are workshops Diversity in the Desert and Know Your Grasses , both at the UW. Look for additional events extending through May and June.
The Washington Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization that supports and provides educational lectures, classes, workshops and field trips, Stewardship training, restoration projects and research to conserve and sustain our local ecology through .
Dr Art Kruckeberg is one of the founding members of WNPS and his wife Mareen made a life work to create the MSK Nursery at the Krukeberg Botanical Garden in Shoreline.
The site is now a City of Shoreline Park and is a treasure for all who care about native plants and wildlife habitat.